Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Cha'alt Kickstarter

Venger Satanis is a polarizing figure to say the least. I know a lot of folks really don't like him for things he's said or posted and I've talked to him about this myself briefly. Regardless of how you feel about Venger though, he has a great writing style and imaginative way with description. He's recently launched a Kickstarter for what seems to be his most grand project yet, Cha'alt.

Cha'alt is a "science-fantasy, eldritch, gonzo post-apocalyptic campaign world focusing on The Great Pyramid megadungeon." It is an O5R adventure meaning the rules will be a mix of 5e and OSR (which sounds great to me). The book is the last bit of layout being done for V by Glynn Seal, who's done some amazing stuff. It also features some next level art by Yannick Bouchard, one of my favorites.

Unlike recent forays into sci-fi sleaze, this book hearkens back to Venger's earlier more pulpy fantasy work. In my opinion this is where he truly excels. The Islands of Purple-Haunted Putrescence is my favorite book that VS has done and Cha'alt seems like a more refined version of that (at least spiritually).

The project is reasonably priced and has some really creative folks behind it. It's also the last time a few of these folks will be collaborating, which makes it a momentous release. You don't have to agree with what he says (and quite frankly on most things I don't), but that doesn't mean he's not an evocative writer that can create some great gaming material. Considering backing Cha'alt. It looks like some crazy post-apocalyptic pulpy D&D fun.

5 comments:

  1. Too bad Venger never made a public apology for being a shitheel :(
    If he did, I might be convinced to buy this

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    1. What would be the point of publicly apologizing for being myself? Sorry that some people don't like it, but I won't pretend to be something I'm not.

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    2. you can change. you can be better. new year, new venger. I dare you

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    3. Feel free to send me an email if you want to discuss anything.

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  2. Thank you for the blog post, Justin!

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